Anxiety is an unfortunate reality for many horse riders, but nerves don’t have to control your life. Managing your anxiety starts with being honest about it. Take our fun quiz to find out what type of Nervous Nelly you are around horses.
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If your nerves make it hard to ride your best, it’s time to try our practical (and unusual) tips for nervous riders.
When it comes to any sport, there’s good nervousness — and the kind of nervousness that can keep you off your horse and hugging the toilet.
Horseback riding comes with inherent risks, but don’t let that scare you away. While horses can be dangerous, the risks can be greatly minimized.
Horses aren’t telepathic. Whew! But, they are very observant. They notice if someone becomes tight and tense in the saddle or acts stiff on the ground.
If you’re nervous to ride your horse, it’s time to think about wearing a body protector vest — especially a Hit Air vest with the extra protection.
Before taking the plunge into horse ownership, you need to sit down and do your homework. If you don’t, you could quickly find yourself in over your head!
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